The Greencenter® of Seclin is a new generation of shopping centres, where the visitor is welcomed in a big raised park and roams in gardens, which give access to an offer associating retails, services (catering, day nursery) and leisure activities in a very rigorous environmental approach. Today, the concept is evolving towards a bigger urban coeducation by developing eco-districts associating housing, activities and retails.
The park is developing around a main pedestrian street allowing to create an open space progress serving all retails and restaurants. This main street is connected with a second pedestrian street, centred East/West making the link in particular with the main car park.
Buildings are implanted on both sides of this street of about 9 meters wide and partially covered by textile canopies proposing a protection against the bad weather. From this progress, we discover gardens welcoming spaces of catering, leisure activities and outdoor games for children.
The Greencenter® joins in an approach of high environmental quality. The project declines some HEQ targets of the basic concept of Greencenters®, in particular the general strategy of rainwaters management, «Zero rejection», which allows to aspire to the «Very Successful» level of the HEQ target, «Management of the water».
At the same time, better management and energy saving have been studied:
– ecoroofs participate in the summer comfort;
– artificial lighting is limited thanks to the use of a translucent polycarbonate for facades of buildings, favoring the internal natural lighting. Beside, each brand has to make a commitment to sort out the waste connected to its activity.